New Jersey teacher, mom of 2, had sex with 6 different students ages 14 and 15 at school, in her car; 1 tryst filmed: prosecutor
A New Jersey teacher took advantage of six different students ages 14 and 15, having sex with them at school and in her car, for more than a year, prosecutors say.
Among the damning evidence is video of 35-year-old Nicole DuFault — the single mother of two young children — performing oral sex on one of the boys while another victim was nearby, according to prosecutors, who levied 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child against the former Columbia High School teacher.
The Maplewood, N.J., teacher was busted in September and originally charged with having sex with three students. But two more victims were discovered shortly after and a grand jury, which indicted the teacher on Tuesday, found a sixth.
All of the incidents happened on “multiple occasions” in 2013 and 2014, prosecutors said.
DuFault, originally of Bloomfield, spent nine years as a language arts teacher at Columbia High before her arrest.
The boys were all 14 and 15 years old. The sex acts took place on school property and in the teacher’s car, prosecutors say.
Despite the video evidence, which DuFault’s attorney admitted he had yet to see, her defense team plans a vigorous defense that may focus on the teen boys as the aggressors.
Attorney Timothy Smith, defending her said:
“If the video depicts certain things happening, that doesn’t mean that my client’s not innocent. People are victimized by juveniles all the time.”
Note the allegation is that a sex act was video taped. This quote is in response to the allegation.
Note he uses "not innocent" in reference to his client. He does not say "that doesn't mean my client's guilty..."
Note he does not say "depicts certain things happened", but uses the word "happening" which indicates an ongoing event.
Is he aware of more video? There is no strong end (past tense) in his language.
The "not innocent" is awkward sounding for a reason
The alleged predator is free on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 6.